Former Liberal staffer turned whistleblower and now author Guy Pearse has left no stone unturned in his battle to expose the carbon club behind John Howard’s notorious climate change obstinance over the past decade.

Pearse’s book, High & Dry, was extracted in Good Weekend with some useful examination of how the various corporate members of the carbon club have poured donations into the Liberal Party.

The book itself does not include a carbon club honours list that Pearse has developed, noting the 61 members who have been officially decorated by the Government. Crikey can today reveal the full list, which also be published on the High & Dry website later this week.

Journalists include Miranda Devine, Christopher Pearson, Alan Jones, Greg Sheridan and Chris Mitchell and even Labor Party figures like Peter Walsh and Gary Gray have cracked what is a fascinating list.

It is remarkable how so few campaigners for action on climate change have been rewarded for their public service in recent years.

The Carbon Club members gonged by John Howard

1. Adler, Ross: AC 2007 AO 1999 Centenary Medal 2001
2. Argus, Don: AO 1998 Centenary Medal 2001
3. Akehurst, John: Centenary Medal 2001
4. Batterham, Robin: AO 2004 Centenary Medal 2001
5. Broome, Alan: AO 2000
6. Brunton, Ron: Centenary Medal 2001
7. Calvert, Ashton: AC 2003 Centenary Medal 2001
8. Calvert-Jones, John: AM 2000
9. Carnegie, Sir Rod: AC 2003 Centenary Medal 2001
10. Castles, Ian: Centenary Medal 2001
11. Champion De Crespigny, Robert: AC 2002 Centenary Medal 2001
12. Chaney, Michael: AO 2004
13. Clough, W. Harold: Centenary Medal 2001
14. Copeman, Charles: AM 1999
15. Cusack, Barry: Centenary Medal 2001
16. Davis, Leon: AO 2004 Centenary Medal 2001
17. Devine, Miranda: Centenary Medal 2001
18. Evans, N. Ray: Centenary Medal 2001
19. Fisher, Brian: AO 2007 (Public Service Medal 2002)
20. Goode, Charles: AC 2001 (Centenary Medal)
21. Gray, Gary: AO 2003 Centenary Medal 2001
22. Hellicar, Meredith: Centenary Medal 2001
23. Hendy, Peter: Centenary Medal 2001
24. Higgins, Russell: AO 2006 Centenary Medal 2001
25. Hyde, John: Centenary Medal 2001
26. Jackson, Margaret: AC 2003
27. Jones, Alan: AO 2004 Centenary Medal 2001
28. Kean, Bruce: Centenary Medal 2001
29. Kraehe, Graham: AO 2003
30. L’Estrange, Michael: AO 2007 Centenary Medal 2001
31. Lindsay, Greg: AO 2003 Centenary Medal 2001
32. Maley, Barry: Centenary Medal 2001
33. McIntosh, Lauchlin: AM 2007
34. Mitchell, Chris: Centenary Medal 2001
35. Moore-Wilton, Max: AC 2001 Centenary Medal 2001
36. Morgan, Hugh: AC 2002 Centenary Medal 2001
37. Nahan, Mike: Centenary Medal 2001
38. O’Brien, Brian: Centenary Medal 2001
39. Officer, Robert: Centenary Medal 2001
40. Orchison, Keith: AM 2004
41. Oxley, Alan: Centenary Medal 2001
42. Parbo, Arvi: Centenary Medal 2001
43. Parer, Warwick: AM 2005
44. Paterson, Mark: AO 2007
45. Pearson, Christopher: Centenary Medal 2001
46. Pell, George: AC 2005 Centenary Medal 2001
47. Pinnock, Michael: AO 1999 Centenary Medal 2001
48. Plimer, Ian: Centenary Medal 2001
49. Ralph, John: AC 2000 Centenary Medal 2001
50. Renwick, Chris: AM 2006
51. Robb, Andrew: AO 2003 Centenary Medal 2001
52. Schubert, John: Centenary Medal 2001
53. Sheridan, Greg: Centenary Medal 2001
54. Staley, Tony: AO 2007 Centenary Medal 2001
55. Talbot, Ken: Centenary Medal 2001
56. Thawley, Michael: AO 2006 Centenary Medal 2001
57. Trebeck, David: Centenary Medal 2001
58. Walsh, Peter: AO 1996 Centenary Medal 2001
59. Warburton, Dick: AO 2005 Centenary Medal 2001
60. Watson, Sir Bruce: AC 2004 Centenary Medal 2001
61. Webber, Ian: Centenary Medal 2001

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